TBH, I didn't feel anything different when i went back to Malaysia in the past years, but this time, I felt guilty in a way and felt bad because I missed a few years of seeing my mom. This time I see her, she have white hair, and also have difficulty walking for a long time. I just hoped that I could have spent more time with her. But at least she is still healthy enough so i'm grateful for that. And since the pandemic is almost over as most of the country are starting to open up, I can visit her more often now.
So what's so special about 2022??
I finally watched the live performance of Yuja Wang, the pianist with "Lightning Hand", and new century music prodigy Jacob Collier. They really lived up to their reputation. For me, they are not ordinary people, they are not human! And Music is their superpower. Was an honor to watch these two perform! I also cut off my hair that I had been forced to keep for almost three years, and I suddenly felt free, and that the real me was finally back!
I contracted Covid in 2022. I was really scared at the time because I didn't know how serious it will be and how my body would react. Fortunately, I got through it after a few days. I don't know if it was the vaccine that saved me, or if it was just a common flu, as ppl would say. All I know is that after I got it, it was very troublesome. Because there is not medicine to treat Covid, and you have to isolate yourself, and ask others to help. So... it's better not to have it.
Since I have not been able to go home to almost three years due to the pandemic, this trip to Malaysia has become the most precious and special event for me this year. I was able to visit my mom, see my eldest sister who came from Taiwan, and met up with a bunch of old friends. And soon, about two weeks later, I will fly to Taiwan to meet with my mom and sister again for a reunion to celebrate the Lunar New Year. I hope that in the new year, everything will be... Good and Happy!!
Happy New Year!